Jonathan Groff to Make London Stage Debut in Deathtrap Revival

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Spring Awakening Tony nominee Jonathan Groff, who made his "Glee" debut earlier this week, will make his London stage bow this summer in a revival of the 1978 thriller Deathtrap.

Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff

Matthew Warchus (The God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing) will direct the Ira Levin play, which is scheduled to begin previews Aug. 21 at the Noel Coward Theater with an official opening on Sept. 7.

The cast will also feature Simon Russell Beale and Anna Massey. Producers are David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers.

The play revolves around an English playwright and novelist Sidney Bruhl (Beale), who lives in Connecticut with his American wife. He befriends a young writer Clifford (Groff) who has written a new stage thriller, which Bruhl intends to pass off as his own.

The creative team also includes set and costume designer Rob Howell, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone and composer Gary Yershon.

Jonathan Groff earned a Tony nomination for his performance in Spring Awakening. His other New York theatre credits include Hair, The Singing Forest, Prayer for My Enemy, In My Life and The Bacchae. His screen credits include "Taking Woodstock," "Glee," "Pretty/Beautiful" and "One Life to Live."

Deathtrap premiered on Broadway in February 1978 at the Music Box Theatre. The production played six previews and 1,793 regular performances. The original cast included John Wood, Victor Garber, Marian Seldes, Marian Winters and Richard Woods.

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